Walk location: Alfeizerão and the ridge above (Raposos and Casal Pardo).
The walk: The walk follows quiet roads out of Alfeizerão and then a track to Macarca where we climb, up a wooded valley, to Raposos. There we walk through orchards and cultivated fields and descend into the same valley with a very steep climb up to Casal Pardo where there is a short stretch of road walking.
At Casal Pardo the track descends gently joining a minor road at the motorway viaduct – the track may be overgrown; the final kilometre is along roads including a stretch of the Alfeizerão to São Martinho road which is quite busy.
The walking on the ridge is through lovely, wild countryside with fine views of the bay of São Martinho.
Timing: The walk is about 10km and is expected to take about 3 hrs, plus extra for coffee.
Car Meeting Point: The car park next to the market at Alfeizerão at 09:30 am.
Deg, Min, Secs: Latitude 39°30’3.32″N Longitude 9° 6’11.78″W
Decimal Deg: Latitude 39.500923° Longitude -9.103272°
Walk Start Point: The same as the car meeting point.
Coffee stop: There is an opportunity to stop in Casal Pardo or at the end of the walk.
Notes: Coming from the motorway roundabout into Alfeizerão (A8/N8) turn right – direction Famalicão – at the centre of Alfeizerão (by the Farmácia). The entrance to the car park is about 50 metres on the right opposite the band-stand. Coming from Famalicão you turn left opposite the band-stand.
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